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Cover for The transformative hotel.

This chapter explores what a transformative hotel might look like, discussing aspects such as zero waste, carbon offsets, carbon emission reduction, clean energy, zero water, sustainable menu, and the proper treatment of staff.

Author(s)
Smith, J.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394194)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Water, agriculture and conflict: global, national and local analysis of conflict in MENA, sub-Saharan Africa and the United States.

This chapter provides a different perspective on the scales of conflict. It sets out an analysis on three levels: (i) global; (ii) national/bilateral; and (iii) sub-national/local. The chapter argues that different levels have different facets of water conflict. While the global level is subject to ...

Author(s)
Keulertz, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This introductory chapter describes the features of bamboo plants, including their strong renewability, their fast-growing and high biomass production characteristics, and their important ecological functions, including water and soil conservation, role as a carbon sink and in carbon storage, and...

Author(s)
Zhaohua, Z; Wei, J.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394019)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Variable rate irrigation on center pivots.

This chapter discusses the various options of variable rate irrigation (VRI) for centre pivots, when they might save water, save energy, and create higher crop yields, and when it might be unreasonable to expect these kinds of improvements. Some of the remaining challenges associated with VRI are...

Author(s)
Peters, R. T.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrating indigenous knowledge for technology adoption in agriculture.

This chapter highlights the importance of integrating the indigenous knowledge of rice farmers into the development and extension of agricultural technologies to facilitate widespread farmer adoption and achievement of multidimensional impacts. It illustrates a few case studies where indigenous...

Author(s)
Palis, F. G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Corporate social responsibility: win-win propositions for communities, corporates and agriculture.

This book with 13 chapters presents various efforts across India, made by different corporates in collaboration with ICRISAT. It describes how in each location, cutting across the sectors, both the corporate and a research organization have meticulously designed and executed location- specific...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.; Raju, K. V.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Improving water availability and diversification of cropping systems in pilot villages of north and southern India.

Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh and southeastern region of Karnataka (e.g. Kolar) are hot spots of poverty located in the semi-arid tropics. These regions are vulnerable to climate change and experience water scarcity and land degradation. Despite having moderate to good rainfall (700-850 mm),...

Author(s)
Garg, K. K.; Ramesh Singh; Wani, S. P.; Chaturvedi, O. P.; Inder Dev; Patil, M. D.; Sudi, R.; Singh, A. K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Future directions in forest hydrology.

This chapter provides the future directions in forest hydrology. Challenges include changes in forests and water yield associated with climate change, land-use change, resistance of the public to forest modification, and the ever-present effects associated with disturbances such as fires, the age...

Author(s)
Williams, T. M.; Amatya, D. M.; Bren, L.; Jong, C. de; Nettles, J. E.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646602)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Climate change and agricultural water management in Developing Countries.

This book provides experiences from studies on agricultural water management under climate change as references for agriculture and irrigation planners, decision makers, researchers and students. Chapters 2 and 3 provide an overview of global assessment of climate change impacts and water...

Author(s)
Hoanh, C. T.; Johnston, R.; Smakhtin, V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643663)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from rice production through water-saving techniques: potential, adoption and empirical evidence.

Flooded rice fields are a large anthropogenic source of the greenhouse gas (GHG) methane (CH4). Aeration of the paddy field can reduce methane emissions and at the same time save water. Different forms of water saving techniques (WST), e.g. alternate wetting and drying (AWD) and midseason drainage...

Author(s)
Sander, B. O.; Wassmann, R.; Siopongco, J. D. L. C.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643663)
Type
Book chapter

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